Food Scene

Dining at Tempe Marketplace – So Many Options!

Tempe Marketplace, located at McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, has a little bit of everything when you need some good grub. Whether you are ready for a sit-down and relaxing dinner or a quick grab-n-go meal, you will find what you are looking for at this shopping oasis.

Bar Louie

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1220, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 658-1600
Eat. Drink. Be Happy. That is the motto at Bar Louie, and once you get there, you will do just that. The menu features something for everyone, including flatbreads, pasta, burgers, salads and desserts. Drink selections include beer, wine, martinis, margaritas and sangria. Happy hour is offered Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m.

Barrio Queen

31 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-4052
Locally Owned and operated, Barrio Queen was created by owners Linda Nash and Steven Rosenfield to bring authentic Southern Mexican fare and culture to the Valley of the Sun. Since its first Valley location opened in 2011 in Old Town Scottsdale, Barrio Queen has been drawing locals, visitors, movie stars and sports stars alike (even Martha Stewart has stopped by!).

Barrio Queen Tempe
Barrio Queen at Tempe Marketplace

Churroholic

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-9338
Churroholic is a Spanish-inspired and Asian-fusion dessert shop offering guests a variety of hand-crafted churro creations, boba, coffee drinks, ice cream and more.

Dave & Busters

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 281-8456
Eat, drink and play your day (or night) away! Dave & Busters is a prime spot for fun with lots of arcade games, plenty of televisions to watch sports, great food and drinks.

Genghis Grill

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1151, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 777-2695
Genghis Grill is a build-your-own-bowl, fast casual, Mongolian and Asian stir-fry concept. The atmosphere is colorful, lively and a lot of fun! It’s not only a culinary experience but an interactive style of exhibition cooking.

Genghis Grill

Gen Korean BBQ House

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 939-2650
Gen Korean BBQ looks to transcend the norm of Korean barbeque by fusing flavors using ingredients from different parts of the world. From boundless menu options consisting of freshly prepared meats, seafood and vegetables to refreshing and traditional Korean ban-chan (side dishes), you will experience a wide array of complex flavors that will give your palate a new perception of taste.

Gen’s Korean BBQ

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 350-9160
If you are in the mood for Japanese food, make your way to Kabuki. This stylish restaurant has a large menu featuring sushi, sashimi, poke bowls, ramen and more. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m.

King’s Fish House

35 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-9121
King’s Fish House aims to create the ultimate seafood experience. King’s Fish House offers an environment filled with camaraderie, celebration and all the things customers love most. Come in for oysters shucked to order, live Maine lobster, sushi and new favorites from around the country.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

23 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-5552
The perfect place for a special occasion or night out, The Keg specializes in steaks, prime rib, chicken, ribs and seafood.

It’s All Greek To Me

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1229, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (490) 557-7482
It’s All Greek to Me offers a modern take on one of the world’s oldest cuisine. Enjoy epic gyros piled high with seasoned meat that will satisfy your hunger and homemade vegan falafels. Make sure to pair it with their in-house hummus using a recipe handed down through generations. The shawarma, baba ganouj, souvlaki and baklava are exceptional too!

The Keg Steakhouse
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7427
Lucille’s BBQ serves up southern favorites that are packed with flavor. Find classic dishes for every liking, from ribs to fried chicken and more. Pair with their hot from the oven rolls and honey butter delivered with every meal. You will not be hungry after dining at Lucille’s, and that’s a promise! Happy hour (in the bar, lounge and patio) is available Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close seven days a week.

MAD Greens

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1215, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 283-390
At Mad Greens, eating better is more than just a casual phrase or a healthy meal—it’s a way of life. With a commitment to using locally-sourced ingredients straight from farms, Mad Greens offers quick-service meal options that are fresh and flavorful. Enjoy a variety of specialty and seasonal salads, wraps, paninis, soups and build-your-own options.

MOD Pizza

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1026, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 499-0440
Serving up individual artisan-style pizzas and salads made on-demand, Mod Pizza customers can design their pizzas and salads or select from a menu of MOD classics. The handcrafted pizzas are baked in an 800-degree display oven and ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. MOD also offers milkshakes, house-made iced teas, lemonades and more.

Nekter Juice Bar

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1213, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 771-590
Incorporate juice into your life at Nekter Juice Bar! Each juice, smoothie, cleanse, acai bowl and snack are all-natural, raw, and vegan in form and delicious with optimal health benefits in taste.

Noodles & Company

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-3500
Calling all noodle and pasta lovers! Noodles & Company offers the world’s favorite noodles, sandwiches, salads and soups. All dishes are inspired by the individuality, creativity and cultural heritage of cuisines from around the globe. Patrons can create their noodle or pasta masterpiece by choosing an entrée, choice of protein and the option to either “green it up, soup it up, or veg it up.”

Portillo’s

65 S. McClintock, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-7988
A Chicagoland favorite since 1963, Portillo’s features a diverse menu that features Chicago-style hot dogs, beef sandwiches, salads, ribs and more. Desserts include Portillo’s famous chocolate cake, strawberry shortcake and yummy milkshakes. If you’re in a hurry, take advantage of the convenient drive-thru.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-2920
The Thirsty Lion Pub offers traditional sports bar fare with an upscale twist featuring burgers, pizzas, salads, seafood, sandwiches and more. They also offer a seasonal menu and a craft beer and cider menu. You can dine indoors or enjoy the large patio that faces the Tempe Marketplace District shops. Happy hour occurs from 3-6 p.m. every day.

Twin Peaks

2050 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 687-3122
Twin Peaks offers everything you crave and more: With almost 100 large screen TVs, 29-degree draft beers, craft cocktails and scratch-made food, this is the place to be during game day!

Thirsty Lion Pub Burger
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

For a full list of all the restaurants located at Tempe Marketplace, visit the Tempe Marketplace Dining Guide.

Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!

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